• Definition for "decalescence"
    • a rapid slowing when you look at the…
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decalescence definition

  • noun:
    • a rapid slowing when you look at the rate of temperature rise in a metal being heated, caused by endothermic structural modifications and resulting in a darkening for the metal.
    • The sudden absorption of heat by iron which is observed when that substance is heated to about 795° C.: opposed to recalescence.
    • trend that develops when a metal will be heated and there's a sudden slowing inside rate of temperature increase; slowing is caused by a modification of the inner crystal construction of the steel
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